Fox Sunday Night

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Fox Sunday Night
NetworkFox
LaunchedSeptember 28, 2014; 4 years ago (September 28, 2014)
Country of originUnited States
FormatAnimation
Comedy
Adult animation
Live action
Running timeSunday 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Fox Sunday Night (Originally "Sunday Funday", often referred to as "Fox Sunday") is the Sunday night block on the Fox network, featuring a mix of animated and live-action series. The block premiered on September 28, 2014.

History[edit]

As Sunday Funday (2014–17)[edit]

Sunday Funday was created to replace the Animation Domination block, acknowledging that an hour of the Sunday night schedule has live-action sitcoms and is no longer fully made up of animated shows. Its final show was American Dad!, which also broadcast its final episode on Fox before moving to TBS on September 21, 2014.[1] The initial lineup incorporated the remaining animated series from Animation Domination, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob's Burgers, plus Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which previously aired on Tuesday nights, and the new sitcom, Mulaney [2] This marks the first time that Fox had regularly aired first-run live-action comedies on Sundays since 2005. Mulaney was cancelled in February 2015 and was replaced by mid-season replacement The Last Man on Earth.

On January 3, 2016, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was removed from the Sunday Funday block and moved back to its original Tuesday night slot. The Last Man on Earth was temporarily put on hiatus. In their place, the new series Bordertown and Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life took their slots.[3] On May 12, 2016, Bordertown and Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life were both cancelled after one season.

On September 25, 2016, Son of Zorn premiered at 8:30pm. On March 5, 2017, Making History premiered and replaced Son of Zorn. On May 11, 2017, both series were cancelled after one season.

As Fox Sunday Night (2017–19)[edit]

Beginning with the 2017/18 season, the "Sunday Funday" name was dropped as was simply referred to as "Fox Sunday". On October 1, 2017, Ghosted premiered. On May 10, 2018, The Last Man on Earth was cancelled. The following day, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up by NBC.

On September 9, 2018, Rel premiered as a sneak preview. A new season of Cosmos was set to premiere in the spring, but was pulled, making the block exclusively animated again.

The final iteration of the block aired on May 20, 2019, and is currently airing summer reruns and will officially conclude in the late summer, as Fox is bringing back the Animation Domination block in the Fall 2019[4]

Shows[edit]

Current programming[edit]

Title Premiere date Note Time slot
The Simpsons September 28, 2014 Previously part of Animation Domination 7:00PM
8:00PM
Family Guy September 28, 2014 9:00PM
9:30PM
Bob's Burgers October 5, 2014 7:30PM
8:30PM

Previous programming[edit]

Title First aired Last aired Notes
Animation
Golan the Insatiable May 31, 2015 July 19, 2015 Ended
Aired reruns on ADHD until March 6, 2016
Bordertown January 3, 2016 May 22, 2016 Canceled
Son of Zorn September 11, 2016 February 19, 2017 Canceled
Live-action
Brooklyn Nine-Nine September 29, 2014 May 20, 2018 Cancelled
Moved to NBC
Mulaney October 5, 2014 February 15, 2015 Cancelled
The Last Man on Earth March 1, 2015 May 6, 2018
Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life January 3, 2016 April 17, 2016
Making History March 5, 2017 May 21, 2017
Ghosted October 1, 2017 July 22, 2018
Rel September 9, 2018 January 13, 2019

Schedules[edit]

All times are in (ET/PT).

2014/15[edit]

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
Fox Fall Fox NFL Bob's Burgers The Simpsons Brooklyn Nine-Nine Family Guy Mulaney Local programming
Follow-up Mulaney[5] Bob's Burgers[5]
Winter Mulaney The Simpsons (R)
Spring The Simpsons (R) Bob's Burgers The Last Man on Earth
Summer Bob's Burgers (R) Golan the Insatiable
Follow-up The Last Man on Earth (R)

2015/16[edit]

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
Fox Fall Fox NFL Bob's Burgers The Simpsons Brooklyn Nine-Nine Family Guy The Last Man On Earth Local programming
Winter The Simpsons (R) Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Bordertown
Spring Bordertown The Last Man On Earth
Follow-up Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Bob's Burgers
Follow-up The Simpsons (R)
Summer The Simpsons (R) Bob's Burgers (R) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (R)

2016/17[edit]

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
Fox Fall Fox NFL Bob's Burgers The Simpsons Son of Zorn Family Guy The Last Man on Earth Local programming
Winter Animation Encores Bob's Burgers
Spring Animation Encores Bob's Burgers Making History The Last Man on Earth
Summer Bob's Burgers (R) The Last Man on Earth (R) Family Guy (R) American Grit

2017/18[edit]

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
Fox Fall Fox NFL Bob's Burgers The Simpsons Ghosted Family Guy The Last Man on Earth Local programming
Winter Bob's Burgers (R) Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Spring
Summer One Strange Rock (R) The Simpsons (R) Bob's Burgers (R) Family Guy (R) Ghosted

2018/19[edit]

Network 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
Fox Fall Fox NFL The OT (R) The Simpsons Bob's Burgers Family Guy Rel Local programming
Late Winter Encore programming Family Guy (R)
Spring The Simpsons (R) Bob's Burgers (R)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Venable, Nick (2014-11-19). "American Dad Gets More Episodes On TBS". Cinemablend. Retrieved 2014-11-19.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 12, 2014). "Fox 2014 Schedule: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' & 'Mulaney' Join Sunday Animated Block, 'Glee' Held For Midseason". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Fox's Sunday Funday Lineup Is Getting A Major Reboot". CINEMABLEND. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36KEvxAL6Ac&feature=youtu.be
  5. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (November 11, 2014). "FOX's 'Mulaney' & 'Bob's Burgers' Swap Timeslots". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 11, 2014.